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  1. Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) targets have been included as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and indictors are important to monitor progress towards these targets. SRH indicators...

    Authors: Jing Fang, Shenglan Tang, Xiaoping Tan and Rachel Tolhurst

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:84

    Content type: Research

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  2. When certain complications arise during the second stage of labour, assisted vaginal delivery (AVD), a vaginal birth with forceps or vacuum extractor, can effectively improve outcomes by ending prolonged labou...

    Authors: Nicola Crossland, Carol Kingdon, Marie-Clare Balaam, Ana Pilar Betrán and Soo Downe

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:83

    Content type: Research

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  3. Contraception is a key component of sustainable development, empowering women, reducing the risk of maternal and child mortality and promoting economic growth. It is part of the Sustainable Development Goals a...

    Authors: Cauane Blumenberg, Franciele Hellwig, Fernanda Ewerling and Aluísio J. D. Barros

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:82

    Content type: Research

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  4. Menstruation, a natural biologic process is associated with restrictions and superstitious beliefs in Nepal. However, factual data on women’s perspectives on menstrual practices and restrictions are scarce. Th...

    Authors: Amrita Mukherjee, Mingma Lama, Uddhav Khakurel, Alok Nath Jha, Fatima Ajose, Sanjeev Acharya, Kristina Tymes-Wilbekin, Marni Sommer, Pauline E. Jolly, Pema Lhaki and Sadeep Shrestha

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:81

    Content type: Research

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  5. Drug use is an important underlying factor in risky sexual behaviors. Risky sexual behaviors can lead to STIs and HIV/AIDS, especially in women. For better understanding of the relationship between drug use an...

    Authors: Hadis Sourinejad, Mahnaz Noroozi, Fariba Taleghani and Gholam Reza Kheirabadi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:80

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Parents are an important source of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information for very young adolescents and are likely to have a significant influence on adolescents’ sexual attitudes, values, and risk-...

    Authors: Beatrice W Maina, Boniface Ayanbekongshie Ushie and Caroline W Kabiru

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:79

    Content type: Research

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  7. Repeatedly adolescents in Africa have been experiencing early pregnancy by more than 50%, early parenthood by 30% and new HIV infections by more than 80%. Parent - Adolescent communication as an effective stra...

    Authors: Meseret Shiferaw Yibrehu and Bernard Mbwele

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:78

    Content type: Research

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  8. Reproductive coercion (RC) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are prevalent forms of gender-based violence (GBV) associated with reduced female control over contraceptive use and subsequent unintended pregnan...

    Authors: Jasmine Uysal, Nicole Carter, Nicole Johns, Sabrina Boyce, Wilson Liambila, Chi-Chi Undie, Esther Muketo, Jill Adhiambo, Kate Gray, Seri Wendoh and Jay G. Silverman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:77

    Content type: Study protocol

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  9. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Kun Tang, Junjian Gaoshan, Babatunde Ahonsi, Moazzam Ali, Mercedes Bonet, Nathalie Broutet, Edna Kara, Caron Kim, Anna Thorson and Soe Soe Thwin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:76

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Health 2020 17:59

  10. The role of global initiatives in catalyzing change within national contexts is complex and less understood. Addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Kenya requires concerted efforts of both sta...

    Authors: Elsie Akwara and Priscilla Idele

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:75

    Content type: Research

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  11. Uganda has high adolescent pregnancy. The details of adolescent childbirth and urban/rural patterns are scarce. We investigated the levels, time trends and determinants of adolescent childbirth in Uganda separ...

    Authors: Dinah Amongin, Lenka Benova, Annettee Nakimuli, Mary Nakafeero, Frank Kaharuza, Lynn Atuyambe and Claudia Hanson

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:74

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  12. Measurement of quality of health care has been largely overlooked and continues to be a major health system bottleneck in monitoring performance and quality to evaluate progress against defined targets for bet...

    Authors: Haftom Gebrehiwot Weldearegay, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Hagos Godefay and Alemayehu Bayray Kahsay

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:73

    Content type: Research

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  13. Low contraceptive uptake exposes women to unintended pregnancies and often the resultant obstetric complications. The immigrant communities especially from countries with low contraceptive use present a unique...

    Authors: Maryan Abdulahi, Othman Kakaire and Fatuma Namusoke

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:72

    Content type: Research

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  14. Maternal health outcomes in resource-limited settings are typically influenced by supply-side factors affecting the provision of quality health services. The extent to which demand-side factors contribute to t...

    Authors: Vernon Mochache, George Wanje, Lucy Nyagah, Amyn Lakhani, Hajara El-Busaidy, Marleen Temmerman and Peter Gichangi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:71

    Content type: Research

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  15. Infertility stigma is one of the greatest challenges in most societies for reproduction and sexual health of infertile women. Since no specific tool exists for assessing the infertility stigma in women, this s...

    Authors: Mahboubeh Taebi, Nourossadat Kariman, Ali Montazeri and Hamid Alavi Majd

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:70

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Studies have shown the impact of female genital mutilation (FGM), especially infibulation (WHO type III), on reproductive health, and adverse obstetric outcomes like postpartum haemorrhage and obstructed labou...

    Authors: Saverio Bellizzi, Lale Say, Arash Rashidian, Michel Boulvain and Jasmine Abdulcadir

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:68

    Content type: Research

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  17. Adolescent pregnancies are persistently high among refugees. The pregnancies have been attributed to low contraceptive use in this population. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors ...

    Authors: Ritah Bakesiima, Amanda Cleeve, Elin Larsson, James K. Tumwine, Grace Ndeezi, Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Rose Chalo Nabirye and Jolly Beyeza Kashesya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:67

    Content type: Research

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  18. We conducted this study to understand roles of community leaders on adolescent’s HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) rights in Mulanje-Malawi. We discussed how each role can influence health seeking b...

    Authors: Chancy S. Chimatiro, Precious Hajison and Adamson S. Muula

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:66

    Content type: Research

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  19. Pregnancy and parenthood are known to be high-risk times for mental health. However, less is known about the mental health of pregnant adolescents or adolescent parents. Despite the substantial literature on t...

    Authors: Christina A. Laurenzi, Sarah Gordon, Nina Abrahams, Stefani du Toit, Melissa Bradshaw, Amanda Brand, G. J. Melendez-Torres, Mark Tomlinson, David A. Ross, Chiara Servili, Liliana Carvajal-Aguirre, Joanna Lai, Tarun Dua, Alexandra Fleischmann and Sarah Skeen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:65

    Content type: Review

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  20. Afghanistan has high maternal and infant mortality which is in part driven by high fertility and low modern contraceptive use. Using modern contraceptive methods can reduce maternal and infant mortality, howev...

    Authors: Catherine A. Packer, Sayed Haroon Rastagar, Mario Chen, Alissa Bernholc, Shafiqullah Hemat, Sediq Seddiqi, Ross McIntosh, Elizabeth Costenbader and Catherine S. Todd

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:64

    Content type: Research

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  21. Postnatal depression (PND) is the second most common cause of disability and the most common complication after childbirth. Understanding the potential mechanisms by which the stress process can lead to PND is...

    Authors: Abel Fekadu Dadi, Lillian Mwanri, Richard J. Woodman, Telake Azale and Emma R. Miller

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:63

    Content type: Research

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  22. Our study aims to evaluate the current perinatal registry, analyze national childbirth outcomes and study ethnic disparities in middle-income country Suriname, South America.

    Authors: Kim J. C. Verschueren, Zita D. Prüst, Raëz R. Paidin, Lachmi R. Kodan, Kitty W. M. Bloemenkamp, Marcus J. Rijken and Joyce L. Browne

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:62

    Content type: Research

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  23. Female genital mutilation (FGM) can give rise to immediate and long-term health problems for girls/women. Numerous studies have identified the sociocultural determinants of this tradition, but so far, in a nat...

    Authors: Marie-Hélène Doucet, Alexandre Delamou, Hawa Manet and Danielle Groleau

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:61

    Content type: Research

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  24. Maternal satisfaction towards childbirth service is related to the quality of care. Promotion of patient satisfaction is essential for preventing patient anxiety, promoting treatment adherence, preventing dise...

    Authors: Meron Tadele, Dereje Bikila, Robera Olana Fite and Mohammed Suleiman Obsa

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:60

    Content type: Research

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  25. The PRECISE Network is a cohort study established to investigate hypertension, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth (described as “placental disorders”) in Kenya, Mozambique and The Gambia. Several pregnanc...

    Authors: Marina A. S. Daniele, Melisa Martinez-Alvarez, Angela Koech Etyang, Marianne Vidler, Tatiana Salisbury, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Peris Musitia, Meriel Flint-O’Kane, Tanya Wells Brown, Brahima Amara Diallo, Helena Boene, William Stones, Peter von Dadelszen, Laura A. Magee and Jane Sandall

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17(Suppl 1):58

    Content type: Study protocol

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  26. PRECISE is a population-based, prospective pregnancy cohort study designed for deep phenotyping of pregnancies in women with placenta-related disorders, and in healthy controls. The PRECISE Network is recruiti...

    Authors: Rachel Craik, Donna Russell, Rachel M. Tribe, Lucilla Poston, Geoffrey Omuse, Patricia Okiro, David Chege, Mathurin Diatta, Abdul Karim Sesay, Inocencia Cuamba, Carla Carrilho, Esperança Sevene, Meriel Flint-O’Kane and Peter von Dadelszen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17(Suppl 1):54

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  27. It is widely acknowledged across the global health sector that research programmes need to be designed and implemented in a way that maximise opportunities for strengthening local capacity. This paper examines...

    Authors: Meriel Flint-O’Kane, Peter von Dadelszen, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Esperança Sevene, Anna Roca, Peter Dukes, Saba Hinrichs-Krapels, Rachel Craik, Laura A. Magee and Marleen Temmerman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17(Suppl 1):52

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  28. The PRECISE (PREgnancy Care Integrating translational Science, Everywhere) Network is a new and broadly-based group of research scientists and health advocates based in the UK, Africa and North America.

    Authors: Peter von Dadelszen, Meriel Flint-O’Kane, Lucilla Poston, Rachel Craik, Donna Russell, Rachel M. Tribe, Umberto d’Alessandro, Anna Roca, Hawanatu Jah, Marleen Temmerman, Angela Koech Etyang, Esperança Sevene, Paulo Chin, Joy E. Lawn, Hannah Blencowe, Jane Sandall…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17(Suppl 1):51

    Content type: Study protocol

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  29. In less-resourced settings, adverse pregnancy outcome rates are unacceptably high. To effect improvement, we need accurate epidemiological data about rates of death and morbidity, as well as social determinant...

    Authors: Laura A. Magee, Amber Strang, Larry Li, Domena Tu, Warancha Tumtaweetikul, Rachel Craik, Marina Daniele, Angela Koech Etyang, Umberto D’Alessandro, Ofordile Ogochukwu, Anna Roca, Esperança Sevene, Paulo Chin, Corssino Tchavana, Marleen Temmerman and Peter von Dadelszen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17(Suppl 1):50

    Content type: Data Note

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 1

  30. The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak was first declared in China in December 2019, and WHO declared the pandemic on 11 March 2020. A fast-rising number of confirmed cases has been observed in all ...

    Authors: Kun Tang, Junjian Gaoshan, Babatunde Ahonsi, Moazzam Ali, Mercedes Bonet, Nathalie Broutet, Edna Kara, Caron Kim, Anna Thorson and Soe Soe Thwin

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:59

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. Contraceptive services are essential for promoting people’s health, and economic and social well-being. Despite increased contraceptive use over the past decades, unmet need is still high in Malawi. As a resul...

    Authors: Maryse Kok, Madalitso Tolani, Wongani Mtonga, Thom Salamba, Twambilire Mwabungulu, Arnold Munthali, Eefje Smet and Benedict Chinsakaso

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:57

    Content type: Research

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  32. Improving the quality of maternal health care is critical to reduce mortality and improve women’s experiences. Mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities can be an important barrier for women when con...

    Authors: Thae Maung Maung, Kyaw Lwin Show, Nwe Oo Mon, Özge Tunçalp, Nyein Su Aye, Yin Yin Soe and Meghan A. Bohren

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:56

    Content type: Research

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  33. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include specific targets for family planning (SDG 3.7) and birth attendance (SDG 3.1.2), and require analyses disaggregated by age and other dimensions of inequality (S...

    Authors: Inacio Crochemore M. da Silva, Fernanda Everling, Franciele Hellwig, Carine Ronsmans, Lenka Benova, Jennifer Requejo, Anita Raj, Aluisio J. D. Barros and Cesar G. Victora

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:55

    Content type: Research

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  34. The healthcare system in Mozambique is striving to reduce the high maternal and child mortality rates and stay on par with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3.1). A key strategy to curb maternal and child...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Gebretsadik Shibre, Agbessi Amouzou and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:49

    Content type: Research

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  35. There has been increased attention to the menstrual health management (MHM) needs of girls and young women in Eastern and Southern Africa, relating to dignity, and to the potential link between the lack of acc...

    Authors: Tamaryn L. Crankshaw, Michael Strauss and Bongiwe Gumede

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:48

    Content type: Research

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  36. Labor induction is defined as any procedure that stimulates uterine contractions before labor begins spontaneously. The vaginal and oral routes of administration of misoprostol are those most used for the indu...

    Authors: Daniele S. M. B. Gattás, Melania M. R. de Amorim, Francisco E. L. Feitosa, José R. da Silva-Junior, Lívia C. G. Ribeiro, Gustavo F. A. Souza and Alex S. R. Souza

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:47

    Content type: Research

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  37. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, specifically pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E), are the second biggest killer of pregnant women globally and remains the least understood and most challenging maternal mor...

    Authors: Charlotte E. Warren, Sharif Mohammed Ismail Hossain, Salisu Ishaku, Deborah Armbruster and Emily Hillman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:46

    Content type: Commentary

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  38. The partner has an important role when he participates of the prenatal care as showed in the positive results relate to the mother and the child health. For this reason it is an important strategy to bring fut...

    Authors: Lívia Pimenta Bonifácio, Ana Carolina Arruda Franzon, Fabiani Spessoto Zaratini, Fernanda Bergamini Vicentine, Francisco Barbosa-Júnior, Giordana Campos Braga, Jazmin Andrea Cifuentes Sanchez, Lívia Oliveira-Ciabati, Magna Santos Andrade, Mariana Fernandes, Suzi Volpato Fabio, Geraldo Duarte, Vicky Nogueira Pileggi, João Paulo Souza and Elisabeth Meloni Vieira

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:45

    Content type: Research

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  39. Family planning (FP) is one of the high impact public health interventions with huge potential to enhance the health and wellbeing of women and children. Yet, despite the steady progress made towards expanding...

    Authors: Batula Abdi, Jerry Okal, Gamal Serour and Marleen Temmerman

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:44

    Content type: Research

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  40. This century is witnessing dramatic changes in the health needs of the world’s populations. The double burden of infectious and chronic diseases constitutes major causes of morbidity and mortality. Over the la...

    Authors: Vijay Kumar Chattu and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:43

    Content type: Editorial

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  41. Breastfeeding has a great effect on health promotion and disease prevention in premature infants. However, various factors affect the success of breastfeeding process in mothers. The present study aims to: a) ...

    Authors: Gholamreza Asadi, Armin Aslani, Anvar-Sadat Nayebinia and Azita Fathnezhad-Kazemi

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:42

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. Postpartum intrauterine device (PPIUD) use remains very low in Nepal despite high levels of unmet need for postpartum family planning and the national government’s efforts to promote its use. This study invest...

    Authors: Mahesh C. Puri, Saugat Joshi, Aayush Khadka, Erin Pearson, Yasaswi Dhungel and Iqbal H. Shah

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:41

    Content type: Research

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  43. In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to scourge the population and is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in young children and pregnant women. As current preventative measures such as intermitten...

    Authors: Naissem Andemel, Santara Gaoussou, Amadou Barry, Djibrilla Issiaka, Almahamoudou Mahamar, Moussa Traore, Patrick E. Duffy, Alassane Dicko and Michal Fried

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:39

    Content type: Research

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  44. Fertility intentions and contraceptive use are often used to demonstrate gaps in programs and policies to meet the contraceptive needs of women and couples. Prior work demonstrated that fertility intentions ar...

    Authors: Ilene S. Speizer, Veronica Escamilla, Peter M. Lance and David K. Guilkey

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:38

    Content type: Research

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  45. Non- pneumatic anti-shock garment is a unique, life -saving first -aid device made of neoprene and velcro, which is used for treatment of women with postpartum hemorrhage. Maternal mortality in the world still...

    Authors: Gadisa Bekele, Gemechu Terefe, Makeda Sinaga and Sena Belina

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:37

    Content type: Research

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  46. The majority of the world’s perinatal deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. A substantial proportion occurs intrapartum and is avoidable with better care. At a low-resource tertiary hospital, this ...

    Authors: Natasha Housseine, Marieke C. Punt, Ali Gharib Mohamed, Said Mzee Said, Nanna Maaløe, Nicolaas P. A. Zuithoff, Tarek Meguid, Arie Franx, Diederick E. Grobbee, Joyce L. Browne and Marcus J. Rijken

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:36

    Content type: Research

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  47. Effective communication by maternity care staff can help a woman during labor and birth have a positive birth experience. Due to limited knowledge regarding this topic in Iraqi Kurdistan, therefore, this study...

    Authors: Hamdia Mirkhan Ahmed

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2020 17:35

    Content type: Research

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